“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” ― David Richo
Joanna Raabsmith, LMFT, MDiv 626.803.2236
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving the North County area of San Diego. I earned two graduate degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary, a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy and a Masters of Divinity. I am trained in Restoration Therapy (Level 2) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and utilize systems theories and a client centered approach in therapy. I am also trained in EMDR and specialize in treating trauma. Areas of special interest include working with couples going through recovery, relationship issues, trauma, addiction, self-esteem, anxiety, and spiritual issues.
I have had a lot of success working with couples in transforming their interactions to restore love and trustworthiness to their relationship. I also enjoy working with individuals, helping them in their pursuit of a life well lived. Therapy with me is a journey that begins with the discovery and understanding of your story, as you share your pain, passions, and hopes in a safe environment. As trust is developed, we begin to work as a team, helping you discover obstacles and opportunities to greater health.